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(June 1953)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Editing:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (president); Helen Meyer (vice-president); Albert P. Delacorte (vice-president)
Color:
Four color interiors; full color covers
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers
Reprints:

Everybody Loves Tell-a-Tale Books (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Strange Man Hunt (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Bullet (dog); Kenneth Brant (FBI Agent); Dr. Roland Price;
Synopsis:
Dr. Price, top drawer atomic scientist has disappeared. He was on the track of something deadlier than the H-bomb, and had a fear that foreign spies might kidnap him. Roy will be after him.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Outlaw's Legacy (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McKimson team
Inks:
Al McKimson team
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Bullet (dog); Sheriff Bob Marsh; Harry Borgland (Bug-Eye); Joey Borgland; Flea-Bit Pete; Sim Waldeck
Synopsis:
The grandpa of Joey is just dead, and left him a note to where his money is buried. Roy and Joey set out to find it.

Indexer Notes

This story is similar to several Roy stories credited to the team Al McKimson, Pete Alvarado, Randy Steffen and Andrew Bensen by Robert W Phillips. See Roy Rogers #24 Silver Spider, #25 Trades Lead, #26 Jerkline Feud, #27 Mustang Mountain, and #28 Apache Blood.
The art may vary a bit since several of them worked on the same story (also by R W Phillips)

Al McKimson was a pen name for several artists. First the brothers Chuck and Tom McKimson. Others were Pete Alvarado, John Ushler, Randy Steffen, Andrew Bensen, Hi Mankin, Mike Arens, Alex Toth.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010.

Bullet Trails a Thief (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bullet (dog); John Fairbairn (prospector); Robber; Roy Rogers
Synopsis:
Old John has been robbed of his gold. Bullet gets on the trail of the thief alone, and brings back the gold.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Birthday Present (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dad Corey; Tad Corey; Mom Corey; Ransom Corey
Synopsis:
A family in the wilderness fights a great bear.

[The Porcupine] (Table of Contents)

Chuckwagon Charley's Tales / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thayer
Inks:
Ray Thayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chuckwagon Charley; Pete; Pat
Synopsis:
How a porcupine saved the life of Charley.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Chiquita (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bret Harte
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chiquita (horse); Briggs of Tuolumne

Indexer Notes

Song about a horse.

Look Here! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Dell Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Look! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Post's Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. Everybody Loves Tell-a-Tale Books
    Whitman
  3. 2. The Strange Man Hunt
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Outlaw's Legacy
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. Bullet Trails a Thief
    Roy Rogers
  6. 5. Birthday Present
  7. 6. [The Porcupine]
    Chuckwagon Charley's Tales
  8. 7. Chiquita
  9. 8. Look Here!
    Dell Comics
  10. 9. Look!
    Post's Grape-Nuts Flakes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot